Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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Since: Dec 08

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#1007958 Oct 20, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I have nothing against Bush as a person. He's a nice guy and a great father. A lousy president and not very bright but pleasant none the less. Reminds me a little bit of Gomer Pyle.
I met Clinton in 97. Very personable, approachable. A little silly but someone you could go shoot hoops with and talk about normal things. Not outwardly focused on the mission though...

I met Bush II in 07 and he was very quiet and business only. He came across as being Extremely humble though. Mission focused. stuffy...

Politics, in eyesight of the media, is sometimes just an act...
is what one old Congressman once told me...

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

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#1007959 Oct 20, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
The Obama administration has decided to release more than $1.6 billion in aid to Pakistan, a senior administration official said.
What a POS.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1007960 Oct 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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all the campaign money in the world means nothing if wasted by establishment gurus like Karl Rove on mushy candidates who stand for nothing...
Ted Cruz will motivate Conservative voters without the need for huge campaign funding...
Cruz doesn't have to worry about motivating conservative voters, he's got the full backing of theKoch brothers. He only has to answer to them, and so far he's doing a fine job.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1007961 Oct 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Just correcting yet another right whiner making ridiculous claims against the ACA. You people really need to know what is in the ACA instead of just believing your far right websites & your heroes like Cruz& Palin.
Flack was running thru the streets screaming "OMG IMG Obamacare doesn't stop all medical Bankruptcies OMG OMG"
The dumbass was too stupid to know that no one claimed it would end them all.
lust like you & Flack are too GD dumb to know it was never to insure everyone.
lets try this again...how many years in the future can we expect deficit reduction?

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1007962 Oct 20, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You continue to prove your illiterate. The Roman Empire fell because the Senators of the day were selfish and self-absorbed, determined to hoard the huge wealth of the empire. The common people lost all power and were lucky if they had enough to eat.
That is where we are headed IF we allow Republicans to take control. The truly informed among us are doing everything possible to see that doesn't happen. Obama is stopping the flow of money to those who would take us down (CEO's and the well connected) and reforming the bloated financial system that has feathered their purses.
Stand firm Obama!!!
The truly informed among us? LOL! Truly informed? What does that mean? Those who swallow everything the Obama administration feeds them?

In other words you've actually bought into the left's lies about republicans "wanting dirty air and water, starving the elderly and children, and letting those without health insurance die in the streets? Is that your definition of "truly informed"?

Just admit it - you want a government which will take as much as they possibly can from those who have and give it to those who have not.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1007963 Oct 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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your assumption that people who have never bothered to have a family doctor and have always relied on emergency rooms for routine problems will suddenly change their behavior because they have insurance is completely illogical...
What is completely illogical is your statement. The reason people don't have a family doctor is precisely because they don't have insurance and can't afford to see a doctor on a regular basis. Providing them with insurance, they will be able to see a doctor, take advantage of preventative medicine, quit relying on the emergency room for care after their condition has worsened and reduce medical costs across the board.

Serious dude, using the moniker of John Galt is an oxymoron in your case

But then again, I'm assuming you know who John Galt is and where he's at. I very much doubt you are that well versed in literature

Since: Dec 08

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#1007964 Oct 20, 2013
Because I kinda have a connection with History...

So, what did you get?

On the Stimulus...
Nov of 2008

"If you add up just the funds that have already been committed, you get a figure, according to Jim Bianco of Bianco Research, that is larger in today’s dollars than the costs of the Marshall Plan, the Louisiana Purchase, the New Deal, the Korean War, Vietnam and the S.&L. crisis combined."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/28/opinion/28b...

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1007965 Oct 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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to the contrary, people are saving as much as their reduced incomes will allow and are not spending at all except on essentials because they are insecure about the economy and their future...primarily because of the drift to Socialism...
the Obama Depression will not end until confidence is restored, regardless of manipulation by the Fed....
at least you're consistent in not letting facts and reality shape your opinions.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1007966 Oct 20, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, brother, talk about a sorry ass life...
http://content.time.com/time/video/player/0,3...
I'm guessing he doesn't notice the hypocrisy in claiming to value his privacy and actually writing an autobiography about himself simply to make money off being Barack's brother?
Anybody who appreciates how short life is won't waste any of their precious time or money on his "story".
The entire family is a tribe of confused exploiters.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1007967 Oct 20, 2013
killtaker wrote:
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Teacher...
What do you think of this?
"More schools opening Advanced Placement courses to all students"
"Some students may not be adequately prepared for the rigorous classes and high achievers may be shut out. But supporters see equal access as an educational right."
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/09/local...
You should ask Lois....

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1007968 Oct 20, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Can a union enlist in the military? Unions are organizations made up of people, but it's not a person.
I never said I "support every decision made by the SCOTUS", you did, so I don't know why you're glad.
Just to set the record straight, I am against Unions and Corporations funding political campaigns.

Since: Jul 11

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#1007969 Oct 20, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Righties are always counting on any and ever thing bad to happen, with little to no respet for fellow Americans their addiction to power and greed is overwhelming. Just reading the sheep on here which never changes is proof of that. Their real problem with AHC is that it will be successful. Plain and simple.
Yep, it's worked in every other country for the past 40 yrs but somehow must fail in the USA. Those tea baggers need to learn to walk forward instead backwards all the time, at least they could see where they are going if nothing else.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1007970 Oct 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Miracle Vitangcol, a Downtown Magnets junior with average grades and test scores, is failing her AP U.S. history class; she said she is overwhelmed by the rapid pace and volume of material she needs to memorize. But she said she intends to stick it out because the class is teaching her to manage her time, take good notes and develop perseverance.
"I'm struggling to adjust," she said. "But I keep telling myself,'It's OK. You can do it. Just push yourself.' "
Some critics worry that the open-access movement is pushing too many unprepared students into AP classes, as indicated by higher exam failure rates over the last decade and a persistent achievement gap among races. They also fear that open enrollment policies are prompting teachers to weaken courses and inflate grades.
"While expanding access is generally a good thing, we need to make sure we're not watering down the experience for the high achievers," said Michael Petrilli, executive vice president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a Washington-based educational policy organization.
"While expanding access is generally a good thing, we need to make sure we're not watering down the experience for the high achievers,"..says it all.

This has been a problem ever since Affirmative Action came into play. It is rotting the core of academia.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1007971 Oct 20, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Can a union enlist in the military? Unions are organizations made up of people, but it's not a person.
I never said I "support every decision made by the SCOTUS", you did, so I don't know why you're glad.
what you said was that SCOTUS ruled corporations have 1st ammendment rights (paraphrased of course)
"get used to it."

SCOTUS ruled the ACA is constitutional
GET USED TO IT. AND PASS THE WORD TO CRUZ

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1007972 Oct 20, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>It reminds me of a science fiction story I read several years ago. The nearly brain dead were allowed to sit as heads of state and corporations while a few geniuses actually did all the work that kept the the lights on and the species from extinction. It seems if you wait long enough even the most ludicrous fiction can become fact. I feel for the geniuses of the future. ;)
Look at the brain dead thing in the Oval Office screwing things up for the working geniuses who elected him.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1007973 Oct 20, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Yer killin' me here...
Sorry, ma'am:]
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1007974 Oct 20, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>"Most" people *get* that corporate heads tend to settle and pay out instead of serving time for any crimes committed, whether deliberate intent is proven, or not. Everybody knows that the wealthy rarely ever get the punishment they deserve for their crimes.
Speaking of which...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/...

"JPMorgan, DOJ near $13B settlement
JPMorgan Chase settlements, fines since mid-2010

Doug Stanglin and Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY 7:23 p.m. EDT October 19, 2013
The tentative deal would not release the bank from any potential criminal liability
JP Morgan

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JP Morgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank, has reached a tentative $13 billion deal with the Justice Department in a settlement of a wide-range of issues related to the sale of bad mortgages, according to several media reports.

Reports by the Associated Press, TheWall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, cited unnamed sources with knowledge of the negotiations, indicating that the record-size deal, if finalized, would not release the bank from potential criminal liability.

The Journal quoted "a person familiar with the decision" Saturday as saying the settlement would cover outstanding investigations of the bank's residential mortgage-backed securities business.

Bloomberg.com carries a similar report, also quoting a person familiar with the settlement negotiations, and calls the deal a "tentative resolution of all civil mortgage-bond related matters.

Bloomberg notes, however, that the tentative pact does not include a release of potential criminal liability. The report quotes the unidentified source as saying the proposed accord will probably require the bank to cooperate in criminal investigations of individuals tied to wrongdoing associated with the bank's mortgage practices.

A breakthrough in long-running talks came Friday night, after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon spoke by phone and the bank agreed to leave criminal liability out of the deal, a source familiar with the talks tells Reuters.

Bloomberg reports that the deal would include a tentative $4 billion settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency over the bank's sale of mortgage-backed securities.

The tentative agreement would include $9 billion in fines and $4 billion in relief for struggling homeowners, The New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the talks...."

Since: Dec 08

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#1007975 Oct 20, 2013
Some random economist on his retirement...

Federal dollars to the rescue!!!!!

2008...

"Considering that the pension fund needs $118 billion to be fully funded,$60 billion in the hole is kind of a lot. I love the way that the solution is to not put any more money into the pension plan until 2012. No doubt, the Obama Administration's "economic recovery package" will bring Federal tax money to the rescue. I am convinced that those of us who save for our own retirement are going to be taxed to pay for other people's defined-benefit plans. For some reason, this crime bothers me even more than most other government crimes"

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2008/11/w...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1007976 Oct 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The economy is on fire, with the exception of the housing related industries.
Gasoline prices are a significant factor in month to month retail prices__gasoline prices are dropping and might drop under $3 pg UR nationally by the end of the year.
But you just keep bullshtn, and just I'll keep ROFLMAO.
the average price of regular gas in Los Angeles County is $3.82....

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#1007977 Oct 20, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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It starts with teaching children by example.
Note: obesity is a national epidemic for both adults and children.
So much for teaching our children.
Conservatives are an engimatic group to me. They admit that obesity is a national epidemic, but when Michele Obama starts a campaign to convince parents and kids to exercise and eat healthy she's condemned as some food Nazi.

I don't remember anyone complaining about Nancy Reagan's
JUST SAY NO campaign

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